William Hill Press Room
Chester In Driving Seat For City Of Culture Ahead Of Shortlist
With the 11 UK City of Culture candidates set to be whittled down into a shortlist in the next few days, William Hill make Chester the 4/1 favourite to win the honour for 2017.
Chester is just ahead of Leicester and Swansea, both at 5/1 with Hull 6/1.
“With just a couple of days left until the longlist becomes a shortlist it looks as though Chester, Leicester, Swansea and Hull are in the driving seat,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
There have so far been two major gambles on the market, one saw Hull backewd in from 16/1 to 6/1 in the space of a few hours on the day Hull were promoted from the Championship, while there was also a smaller gamble seeing Hastings and Bexhill backed in from 25/1 to 12/1.
2017 UK City of Culture: 4/1 Chester; 5/1 Leicester; 5/1 Swansea; 6/1 Hull; 8/1 Aberdeen; 8/1 Portsmouth & Southampton; 10/1 Dundee; 10/1 Plymouth; 12/1 Hastings & Bexhill on Sea; 14/1 Southend on Sea; 16/1 East Kent
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